I had a repeat c-section 6 months ago and haven't stopped hurting and bleeding since. I'm on Gianvi birth control, and topamax migraine medication. I'm very scared because my stomach/pelvic & back pain + the bleeding is getting worse everyday. My grandmother said that cancer runs in our family ( mothers side ) and all the women have had hysterectomies before 50 my own grandmother being 35. I'm making another appt tomorrow but it takes a minute to get in. Any advise?
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I am honored to assist you. My answers are for information purposes only. They don’t substitute for a visit to a doctor’s office. Doctor/patient relationship is not established. Uterine cancer usually doesn't cause pain. It is unlikely you have uterine cancer. Most likely you have fibroids. They can't be often controlled with birth control pills. If you want more children, you should have just the fibroids removed. If you don't want children any more, hysterectomy or uterine artery embolization is the option. Another very rare possibility is uterine sarcoma which is cancer of fibroids.
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Hello, this is Dr K99. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a Dr/patient relationship. Please consult your Dr for medical advice.
Some degree of prolonged pain is common after c section for as long as 12 weeks in many women This is due to stretching of tissues and tearing of muscles and ligaments. It may also be due to nerve damage.
The amount of bleeding that you are having does not appear to be normal. It is likely that alot of the pain, discomfort, and continued back pain is due to the irregular bleeding. You should see your Dr to change your pill and get on a regiment to control the bleeding quickly.
Back pain after C section can also be due to urinary tract infection, which can be screened for at a Drs visit. It may also be due to musculo skeletal pain. Often women respond very well to a short course of physical therapy.
Cancer is a remote possibility at best. Uterine cancer grows in the uterine lining and takes many years to develop. As you have just had a pregnancy and C section, this is not a possibility. You do not need to be afraid of uterine cancer at this point. In addition if you had large fibroids, its likely that your Dr would have seen them at C section and advised you of this. Good luck!